mmmbeer (1426) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
12 oz bottle poured into lager glass- poured transparent golden yellow, very thin white head. Aroma of faint grain. Hits the mouth with a thin body, nothing really distinguishable, dry finish. Disappointing. shoestring (409) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2007
Not bad. Bought as part of ’Asian Selection’ . One of the better two (along with Singha). Nice and dry, crisp and refreshing. Good with nibbles. yespr (45906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
50 cL from 7-Eleven in Hong Kong, thanks Boris. Pours clear yellow with a diminished white head. Grassy aroma. Flavour is slight sweet malty, only vague bitter in the finish. Soft and slight boring flavour. Ends mild bitter and with a mild citric note. jbuzz (832) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
I really didn’t know what to expect out this beer. I did enjoy the “dryness”. Otherwise it wasn’t that out of the ordinary for a pale lager. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Wow, pretty rough. Out for some Asian food, limited beer options, and I figure I’ll go with something crisp and dry to battle the spice. Just another anonymous pale lager, with a fairly lively body as its only notable characteristic. Almost prompts the question as to whether it’s even really beer.
GRM (4080) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2007
Can, 500 ml, savoured on June 13 2006; eye: straw, clear, light effervescence, white head that disappears almost immediately; nose: light hops, light corn, a bit metallic; mouth: not pleasant, thin, corn syrup, malt, corn, finale in corn syrup with a hint of bitterness, sticky texture, harsh, quite sweet, lightly bitter; overall: once is enough
Canette, 500 ml, 5 %, savourée le 13 juin 2007
oeil : paille, claire, légère effervescence, mousse blanche qui disparaît presque immédiatement
nez : léger houblon, léger maïs, un peu métallique
bouche : pas plaisante, mince, sirop de maïs, malt, maïs, finale in sirop de maïs avec une petite pointe d’amertume, texture collante, râpeuse, assez sucrée, légèrement amère LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
I simply adore this drink. What more could a man want from a glass of beer? Nicy and dry, with a hint of bitterness. The one beer to drink with food. It’s been around for a long time, though be aware that its taste varies, depending on where it is brewed. obguthr (6456) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Faint hay aroma. Yellow color, no head. Very little flavor. It’s simply a waste of time. darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
it doesn’t smell particularly good, or taste particularly good when you buy it from any of the non-japanese sources. if you have a chance i recommend buying the ones that are imported from japan, instead of the more local ones. the beer lives up to its description of being crisp, fresh and clear, but one wonders if they could do better... Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 This is a decent, but rather basic, bland, weak lager with little taste, and I really enjoy pale lagers. It is gold with a thick white head that lasts and leaves some lacing. The aroma is actualy somewhat strong, but typical for the style with mild malt, grain. The taste is very mild grain, specifically a definite rice quality, not particularly sweet or bitter. It has a faint metallic hint and a mild rice-grain aftertaste. It starts of bland, gets a little flavour, but part way down it loses flavour completely before the mildaftertaste. It is very watery, even for the style, with a rough, unpleasant palate. As my wife said in comparing it to Schlitz, this tastes less like beer, which mostly sums it up.